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IHRA Annual General Meeting proceedings PDF document

19 September 2014

Proceedings of our 2014 Annual General Meeting Read more

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - General Discussion on "access to justice"

19 February 2013

On 18 February 2013 Harm Reduction International made a statement at the Day of General Discussion of the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to highlight the direct and indirect discrimination against women affected by drugs and criminal justice policies across the globe: Thank you madam chairperson, Harm Reduction… Read more

Harm Reduction is a requirement of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

06 November 2012

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has confirmed its view that harm reduction is a child rights requirement. Read more

Access to Legal Aid for People Who Use Drugs on UN agenda

29 October 2012

World leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly’s 67th session in New York last week to discuss strengthening the rule of law. In the midst of this discussion, the Third Committee (which deals with humanitarian and social affairs) adopted the draft UN Principles on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems . Within them, drug users are… Read more

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